Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Le Meridein Players Cup District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

District/Local Table Tennis Tournaments:

1st Le Meridien Players Cup District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament is being held at Deccan Gymkhana, Pune from May 28 - June 3. The tournament has attracted a huge number of entries.

The tournament is held under the aegis of PDTTA and it is the first tournament in this year's calendar.

Drinkhall selected for the London Olympics

Paul Drinkhall, former runner-up of the World Junior Table Tennis Championships, has been selected to represent Britain in the London Olympic Games. He will be joined by Liam Pitchford and Andrew Baggaley. The Women's team comprises of Joanna Parker, Na Liu, and Kelly Sibley.

Paul has recently been selected by Werder Bremen to play at this season's Bundlesliga (German league), where some of the best players in the World compete. Chuang Chih Yuan, Adrian Crisan, Constatin Cioti will be his team mates at Bremen, where he will stay and train.

He has just entered the top 100 in the World recently.

Andrew Baggaley
Paul Drinkhall
Liam Pitchford

Joanna Parker 
Na Liu
Kelly Sibley

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Table Tennis events coming soon in New South Wales (NSW)

Sun – 3rd 
NSW Veterans - Closed Championships,  Sports Halls – Sydney Olympic Park – 8am to 6 pm

Mon - 4th to Wed - 6th, Oceania Championships, Fiji

New South Wales is an important state on the Australian Table Tennis map due to the presence of two important cities - Sydney and Canberra.

Ariel Hsing hopes to retain title at North American Cup

Ariel Hsing of USA will attempt to retain her title at the ITTF-North American Cup Table Tennis Tournament to be held at Mississauga, Canada. Her main rival will be Zhang Mo, whom she beat in the finals last year.

In the Men's section, Pierre-Luc Hinse, Timothy Wang from the United States and André Ho will battle for the honours. Incidentally, all three qualified from the North America zone for the Olympics.

Monday, May 28, 2012

West Bengal Table Tennis Coaches

West Bengal A level coaches list

Abhijit Das (WK) 98317 75140 National Coach, Played State, produced players, Coaching at YMCA & Bally Athletic Club.
Amar Ray (S24) 98310 70891 National Coach, International Coaching Certificate Coaching at Central of Excellence, SAI-Kolkata ( as ONGC Coach )
Anindita Chakraborty (HG) 98312 45541 International Player, Coaching at SRISTI
Asok Chakraborty (DK) 98042 13908 Consecutive 16Yrs.Indian Rly.Team Coach, Played World Rly, 15 Times Rly. W/S Team Gold, School Coaching over 16Yrs. Coaching at Don Bosco School
Avijit Roy Chowdhury (NK) 98313 02427 University Player, having Junior National & International Player Coaching at Dum Dum Kishor Mahal, Vivekananda Club- Hind Motor, East Kolkata Dist. Sports Council.
Dilip Kr. Sinha (SAI) 98301 45951 SAI Coach, National Coach
Dipak Halder (S24) 94347 57185 State Champion, India Coach, Coaching at Jadavpur Sanskriti Sandha- Kolkata, IISCO Steel Plant
Dipak Sinha (S24) 93310 26943 National Coach, Coaching at
Netaji Sangha Table Tennis Academy
Jayanta Pushilal (EK) 98300 66269 University represented, having more than 15 National Champion, International Players Produced, Coaching at Narkeldanga Sadharan Samity and West Bengal State Sports Council
Jyoti Prakash Mitra (HG) 98303 55081 Produced No. of State & National Ranked players, Coaching at Milan Samity, Serampore.
Michael Mullick (S24) 92316 96698 State Coach over 30 Yrs. Coaching Experience Represent Bengal, Coaching at Nabarun Sangha
Mihir Ghosh (N24) 98317 58628 International & National Coach, having coaching experience for more than 18Yrs.,Produced National Championship, Regular Coaching Rishi Bankim TT Academy, Naihati
Saroj Ghosh (DK)   Veteran Coach
Tapan Chandra (DK) 98311 10473 Produced Olympian, National Champions, National Coach, National Awardee, Indian Railways Coach, Coaching at BCS, Baisakhi Sangha and DKS, Kolkata

Information Courtesy -

Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, Ma Long or Xu Xin?

China is now in a very strange situation. They had to name 3 players for the London Olympics and after a HUGE selection process spanning more than a year, they chose World Champion Zhang Jike, Wang Hao for singles and Ma Long in addition to these two for the team events.

Now suddenly, Xu Xin, who is not even in the core team has burst into such terrific form, just losing the Korean Pro Tour by a hair's breadth (where he had a match point) and winning the China Open beating Zhang Jike and Ma Long comprehensively, thus leaving the Chinese TT management utterly confused. Remember, Table Tennis is high pressure there and their players are as famous in their country as our Cricket players. Ma Lin has fame that can rival Sachin. Any solutions?


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Great new Discount Table Tennis Blade and Rubber Sale

(Please write to for the latest offers. The prices in the post may have changed. Earlier off season sale.)
Huge discounts running on Donic JO Gold, Sonex JP Gold and Donic Platin. 1640, 1640, and 1790 on 3+ rubbers.

Apart from this, promotion prices on the following:

Have just 1 pc each all in black colour, but all at around 28% discount.

Xiom Omega IV Asia - 2380

Stiga Calibra LT Spin - 2190
Hexer HD
Adidas P3, R6 - 1790 and 1740

Apart from this, coming on demand are the new gen rubbers and blades from Tibhar - Tibhar 1Q, Tibhar 5Q, Genius +Optimum, Aurus, Aurus Soft, Nimbus, Sinus series.

Blades (Email for lower rates!)

Tibhar H-3-9  - 6800
Tibhar Force Pro (Samsonov uses) 2480
Tibhar Marcos Freitas (now popular with some India team players) - 4380
Butterfly Timo Boll T 5000 - 8900

Also available Tibhar Shoes, Apparel, Glue, Case, Accessories, Cleaners, Assembled bats and so on.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Where to play Table Tennis in London

Paul Drinkhall and Darius Knight play TT in the London Eye - Photo courtesy
You can enjoy Table Tennis in Central London at any of the following locations:

Finsbury TTC
Finsbury Leisure Centre
Norman Street, Islington, EC1V 3PU
Old Street
Contact: Sanket Shah
Tel: 07886 685393

Waterloo TTC
The Hub
1a Kennington Road, SE1 7QP
Lambeth North
Contact: Mark Jenkins
Tel: 07843 618199

The Young Offenders’ Institute (YOI)

The Book Club, Shoreditch
A relaxed bar cafe in the centre
of Shoreditch. They run a King Pong
Tournament – every Tuesday night.

Concrete, Shoreditch
Lower Ground Floor, Tea Building
Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ
Tel: 020 7729 1888
Shoreditch High Street

T47@ London Bridge
47 St Thomas Street London SE1 3QX
London Bridge
Tel: 020 7036 9915

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ma Lin, Yasaka and Rakza series - a deadly combination!

Ma Lin plays with Yasaka Equipment.
Rakza 9 is a World Class rubber, created with after the best Research and Development.

Rakza 9 is the fastest of Yasaka’s Hybrid Energy rubbers and is suitable for technical offensive players, using both high speed and spin to win the point.

We have only 2 PCS. Others booked by pre-order. Also available Rakza 7. Great reviews.

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Donic Season Discount Sale!!!

All time Greats Jan Ove Waldner, Jorgen Persson, Dima Ovtcharov have Donic in common! Just arrived - Donic X1 Turbo Platin, Donic Barracuda, Donic JO Gold, Donic Sonex JP Gold, Donic Platin Rubbers and Donic Waldner Ultra Senso Carbon. All at fabulous discount Sale prices!!!

Contact to book your rubber/blade - 09822749251 SMS 09822091862 or Write to

More discounts if your friends or Club mates want to pool together and buy!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All Assam Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

All Assam Ranking Table Tennis championship at Don Bosco School, Guwahati from 1st. June to 3rd. June, 2012
Source - Rajdeep Bhuyan

Photo: Nandini Baruah, the first International player from Assam teaching enthusiastic young players.


ITTF World Tour Table Tennis China Open 2012

Ma Long is the top seed again at the China Open Table Tennis 2012
The World Tour (formerly Pro Tour) China Open has started.  Most of the top ten in the World are participating.
Ma Long and Ding Ning head the Men's and Women's seedings list. Ma Long will try to make up for his failure at the recent Korean Open, where he lost to unheralded Lee Sang Su.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Donic Sonex JP Gold review

Donic Sonex JP Gold is one of the all time great rubber of choice for many players, both professional and club players. It has extra ordinary control and is especially good for counter hitting and blocking. When players first move from traditional rubbers such as Yasaka Mark V or Butterfly Sriver, Donic Sonex JP Gold is an amazingly good rubber to switch to as a top choice.

Service returns are easy with this rubber due to the small amount of effort that is required to just direct the most spinniest of balls. On the other side, Sonex itself allows one to serve well. All in all, it is a great rubber mainly for the mid range to close to table playing style, but can be adapted to serve the experienced far table players too.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Andhra Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis Calendar

Andhra Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis Calendar:

June 29, 30th June 1st July R.R.Dist – Secunderabad Club
July 12th to 15th St.Paul’s Stag Table Tennis Academy, Hyderabad
July 26th to 29th St.Paul’s High School
August 10, 11, 12 KDTTA, Vijayawada
September 21, 22, 23 EGTTA, Rajahmundry
September 29, 30 & 1 & 2nd Oct AWA ATT Academy, Anandnagar, Hyderabad
October 13, 14, 15 Pentappa Memorial, Hyderabad
October 26, 27 & 28 Fr. Vincent Memorial, Ananthapur
November 2, 3, 4 AP Inter Dist. & State championship

News courtesy Kishore Nanda.

Amalraj, Sharath, and Poulomi lose at Doha Olympic Qualifiers

Doha Olympic Qualifier:
Sharath Kamal won all his league matches and thus marched commandingly into the knock out draw. Amalraj also advances, although he lost to Wu Chih Chi. In the Women's section, Poulomi Ghatak is the hope.

Latest news:
Both Sharath and Amalraj lost in the main draw to Wang Yang and Burgis Matiss. Earlier, Poulomi Ghatak had lost to Lin Chia Hui.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

1st Karnataka Table Tennis State Ranking of season 2012 will be held at Cantonment Railway club. The tournament includes the ever popular NMS event.
Ultratech is the main sponsor.

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Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

The 1st Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held at Chittor from June 6-8 2012.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sharath, Amalraj, Poulomi, Shamini to fight for Olympic place at Doha

The Final World Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament will be held in Doha from 10-13 May 2012. Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj will be fighting hard to get into the London games. Soumyajit Ghosh has already qualified.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Play Table Tennis on Soo Yeon Lee's side and fight Cancer!

Spin New York's poster girl for Table Tennis and international player, Soo Yeon Lee can be your team mate and so could Julie Benz!

They are fighting for a cause and will be playing a celebrity Table Tennis tournament, in which you too can participate, provided you can raise the requisite funds ($ 10000 or about Rs. 5 lac).

See this link for more details. Good luck!